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We have all seen housing prices rise over the years; we have seen the cost of commuting off-Island rise. In the coming years the population on Vashon will become older and more affluent as fewer and fewer families with school-age children can afford to live on our Island.Countywide burn ban proposed
Water clean, clear, water. Water that tastes good. An essential for health. One that we take for granted, usually. Turn on the faucet and have a refreshing drink. After this trip, dont think that Ill ever feel blasé about this again.
You see, we my son Duncan, daughter-in-law Melany, David Steel and I are just home from almost a month in Vietnam, traveling for the most part in the Central Highlands, home to many of the countrys 54 ethnic minority peoples. We went with Care To Help, a small Seattle nonprofit headed by Scott Mantz, a landscape architect, and Yen Ngo, a college counselor, who initiated the project six years ago. They went to Vietnam, wanting to see the real villages off the tourist trail, and met a John Wayne fan, Mr. Viet Hung, who agreed to take them into the more remote areas. There they found many people ill from drinking polluted ground water. Children did not go to school even when there was one because they were too ill. They realized that these people did not need money: they need good health first, and so they needed good water.An Islander salvages floating logs for free firewood and safer navigation
The business of logging has been a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest since whites first settled here. Even though the old growth trees are all gone, there is still plenty of second-growth wood that is cut and processed into lumber and paper today. One of the ways companies transfer unprocessed logs to sawmills is to just chain them all together into a raft and then pull them that way without spending the time and money to load them into a barge. If the weather cooperates, that works reasonably well, since they float. Some of the rafts are really big often several hundred feet long. That creates a lot of resistance as the tug tries to pull all those logs across the water, so the tow is usually very slow. Sometimes log rafts can even lose ground for an hour or more in fast current frustrating for the tug crew but eventually nature relents and they move on.Lost Boy comes to Vashon from Sudan